Located on the Queen Street West in Chinatown, Banh Mi Boys' popularity relies solely on the select Korean and Vietnamese delicacies that are served at a considerably lower price. This small, crammed shop is a great place to start off on the East-Asian culinary route as it offers tastefully prepared lemongrass tofu, traditional five spice pork belly sandwich and steamed bao. The flavors are authentic and the preparations never fail to impress even the most discerning foodie.
If the divine smell of tandoori dishes make you hungry, then you have to visit Banjara, the amazing Indian restaurant in the heart of Koreatown. Located just next to Christie Pits Park, this little eatery has a modest ambiance, which seems perfect for a casual meal, or a quick take-away. Specializing in making tandoori dishes, the restaurant features a all-you-can-eat menu of 20 dishes, which are absolutely mouth-watering. An al-a-carte option is also available, for those who like a bit of indulgence, when it comes to biryanis and fat-laden kulchas. While all their dishes are simply gorgeous, the ones that customers seem to love include, butter chicken, mango lassi, Lamb Roganjosh and Navratan Korma.
Located near the posh Yorkville area, close to the Four Seasons and Park Hyatt hotels, this upscale Italian restaurant offers classic food in a warm, intimate setting. The most popular dishes at Trattoria Sotto Sotto, range from pastas and veal to fresh fish and seafood. Among the specialties are Mista, Grilled Fish and Shrimp and Pasta with Wild Mushrooms. An extensive wine list includes selections from Italy and California. Celebrities often frequent this hot spot, so bring your autograph book.
Do not get confused with their name, this friendly restaurant serves more than just muffins. They serve delicious Middle-Eastern specials like falafel, hummus, wraps, as well as wonderful baked goods like apple cakes, muffins and banana bread. Their friendly service and need to provide personal attention to patrons makes them a favorite among locals. The menu is limited but scrumptious and you can choose between the Better Life Combo or Super Wonita and Felafel combos. The food served at Mystic Muffin is healthy and cooked to perfection with utmost love. For travelers, this is a place to detox and eat healthy.
For over twenty years, Rodney's Oyster House has been a seafaring paradise in landlocked Toronto. Here, it's all about seafood with fresh oysters as the main attraction. Explore the subtle properties of the oyster with a sample platter of up to 26 varietals fresh from Prince Edward Island, Maine, the Pacific and often further a field. Dressing each oyster can be enjoyably time consuming: beyond lemon wedges and fresh horseradish, Rodney's has a line of their own unique condiments: from the secret recipe cocktail sauce ‘Sea Witch' to the perky ‘Back from Hell'. For a not so raw seafood experience, try Rodney's New England or Manhattan clam chowder, Fundy scallops or coconut curried shrimp. The daily white plate special, features whatever is fresh and seasonal. Beer and wine are chosen based on compatibility with seafood.
A breakfast at Lady Marmalade will be one of the highlights of your day. Originally opened in Victoria, this restaurant has since expanded to serve the Toronto crowds with a healthy, wholesome and delicious breakfast, that consists of one of the best eggs Benedict that you might have had, in addition to other accompaniments such as porridge, fresh fruit parfait and poached egg BLTs. Their menu certainly has Mexican influences, as it includes huevos rancheritos, Madre Tierra sandwich, Mexican meatballs soup and a lot more.
In the current times, especially when everyone measures every calorie, Salad Days really comes in handy. Sans any additives or preservatives, Salad Days brings forth a healthy platter featuring salads and wraps. Each of the ingredients, including the vegetables are hand-picked from the local markets, thereby ensuring freshness. And, if you want to be creative with your lunch, you can pick your own salad choices. So go ahead and enjoy this healthy yet tasty lunch.
If you are in the mood for some delicious and affordable Vietnamese food, Ginger Restaurant on Yonge Street is a perfect haunt for you. They have an elaborate menu and you can pick and choose according to your mood for the day. Their Grilled Beef Vermicelli, Spicy Beef Papaya Salad, Beef and Chicken Spring Roll Rice come highly recommended. Or you can take-out their Pho Broth on a cold winter afternoon and enjoy it in the comforts of your home. The portions here are generous and at the prices that they charge, it looks like a steal.
As its name suggests, this restaurant is known for its incredible city view. Located on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre, this exclusive dining spot caters to the business and hotel crowd who don't mind paying extra for the experience. Two patios on both sides of the restaurant provide one with a seat above the hustle of Bloor and Bay Streets. The menu is a pricey selection of high-scale appetizers, including standard offerings as Spring Rolls to the more bizarre Ostrich Fillet with Kiwi Chutney.
Alaska roll, Salmon Avocado, Maki Dinner, Scallop Rolls, Rainbow Rolls, Tempura and more! Order anything at Wow! Sushi and you will agree that the restaurant is rightly named. The staff here is courteous and friendly, they will try their best to customize orders if needed. Dishes are served with soups and salads, packed with flavors and the portions are quite decent. It is also a great place to take-out food to enjoy it in the comforts of your home, hotel room or office. They serve a variety of specials at reasonable prices, which makes them a sought after sushi restaurant in the city. Wow! Sushi gives you a perfect sushi experience.
Tucked away just south of Yonge and Bloor, this cozy café is the perfect spot for a romantic candlelit dinner or late-night after-club bite. Open 24/7, 7's three floors offer an intimate ambiance surrounded by hues of reds and charming exposed-brick walls. The Mediterranean-style menu features meal-sized salads, gourmet pizzas and hearty pastas. If you're looking to snack, pick on the classic Bruschetta or nibble away at the Antipasto appetizer. Don't leave without ordering the divine Caramel Cheesecake, a dessert sure to melt in your mouth as you lick your fork for more.